I’m a huge fan of sweet and spicy combinations. This Blood Orange Jalapeno Mock-Margarita has hint of heat, just enough to make it interesting. We love Mocktails, because the whole family can enjoy them. But, if you are looking for a more serious drink, be sure to check out this recipe, for a fun twist on a traditional margarita.
This might just be one of the prettiest drinks out there. And you’d be surprised, even kids like the touch of jalapeno. The only change I might make for youngsters is to rim the glass with sugar instead of salt. Personally I love the salt, it’s such a satisfying combination with a fairly sweet drink like this one. Blood Orange Jalapeno Mock-Margarita
- 5 cups blood orange juice
- juice of 2 limes
- Jalapeno Simple syrup (see recipe below)
- course salt
- blood orange slices and thin slices of jalapeno for garnish
In a large pitcher with lots of ice, mix the blood orange juice, lime juice and simple syrup. Rim the glasses with raw sugar and lime zest. Garnish with limes and jalapeno slices.
Jalapeno Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 jalapenos sliced
Bring the ingredients to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from the heat and then chill for 1-2 hours. Pour through a metal sieve to remove the jalapeno slices and seeds. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Cheers to a great week ahead! I’m celebrating having my taxes done with one of these refreshing drinks tonight.